Safety Abroad Manual for Staff
In response to the growing awareness of issues surrounding health and safety while abroad, the University has appointed a Safety Abroad Advisor. Whether you are a student participating in an international program or a staff member administrating such a program, the advisor can provide you with advice prior to or during travel and with support in emergency situations.
Staff and Faculty that sponsor out-of-country university activities should review the Safety Abroad Guidelines and Manual:
A copy of the Safety Abroad Manual is available to faculty and staff that organize and/ or provide on-site supervision to out of country university sponsored activities.
Safety Abroad Guidelines (updated 2012)
A. Manual (last updated September 23, 2008)
Key Points for Activity Sponsors (Staff and Faculty) (pdf)
Key Points for Students (pdf)
Any staff or students interested in the Emergency Response Guidelines are welcome to consult our office.
B. Forms (last updated April 20)
Consent Form and Release Liability (doc)
Terms of Participation (CIE) (doc)
Permission to Release Information (CIE)
Field Research Planning Record (pdf)
Institutional Health and Safety Checklist (doc)
Safety Abroad Pre-Departure Checklist (doc)
C. Online Database
D. Safety Abroad Emergency Response Guidelines (last updated April 20, 2007)
E. Related University of Toronto Policy (pdf)
Policy on Access to Information
Code of Behaviour on Academic Matters
Code of Student Conduct
Statement on Prohibited Discrimination and Discriminatory Harassment
Health and Safety Policy
Statement on Human Rights
Procedures for the Human Rights Review of International Projects, Agreements and Other International Agreements
International Co-operation Policy
Policy on Crisis Preparedness
Statement of Commitment Regarding Persons with Disabilities
Policy for Safety in Field Research
Policy and Procedures: Sexual Harassment
The Safety Abroad Program at the University of Toronto is designed to provide support to international internship and academic exchange programs concerning the health and safety of their participants. For additional information on Field Research or Work/ Learning Placements, please see below.